(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Twice used...twice failed
Style of deck:<br />• Cedar; seven years old<br />• Multi-level<br />• Lowest level sits 3.5 feet above grade; highest point is 8 feet above grade. 75% of the deck is 4-5 feet above grade.<br />• Wraps around two sides, south and west<br />• Shaded, both sides, all day<br />• 50% of deck is very well-sheltered by architecture of house (long, low, deep eaves, covered pass-through, detached screened porch).<br /><br />This stain has been used on my deck twice in the past four years. The first time, it lost color and water resistance within the first 9 months. <br /><br />The second time, the color and water resistance lasted less than 6 months. Stain was applied the first week in August. By March 1, the deck looked like nothing had been applied, in spite of our mildest winter, and least amount of snowfall, in several decades. <br /><br />Sherwin-Williams had their regional sales rep come to look at the deck. He blamed everything BUT the stain, from leaves sitting too long (even in areas that leaves have never touched) to excessive sun (deck is in shade, all day), and the deck being too close to the ground (clearance runs 3.5-8 feet above grade). When I inquired about the areas immediately adjacent to the house that have never had leaves, direct rain, or direct sun on them, he simply changed the subject.<br /><br />Horrid product, even worse vendor support. Never again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.